Residents lodged appeal against decision for a townhouse hotel

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A RESIDENTS’ association has lodged an appeal against South Dublin County Council’s decision to grant permission for the first floor of the Laurels pub in Perrystown to be turned into a townhouse hotel.

As previously reported in The Echo, the current use of the building at ground floor level as a public house and a separate betting shop will remain unchanged.

The Laurels Perrystown 02 1

The Laurels in Perrystown was granted permission for a townhouse hotel

The proposed changes at first floor level include the development of nine en-suite rooms, five of which are to be double bedrooms, and four of which are to be four-person family bedrooms.

Ancillary accommodation such as a reception area, tea station, linen storage, general storage, laundry and lift with a new entrance staircase to the front and staff entrance and fire escape stairs to rear is provided for in the application.

Minor amendments are also proposed to the existing public house at ground floor level, including the removal of existing stairs and new windows, to match the existing windows in lieu of two doors to the front elevation.

South Dublin County Council granted permission to The Laurels for the plans last month, with a number of conditions.

These conditions include the submission of a revised site layout plan, to provide one mobility impaired parking space, one fully operational electrical charging space, and 16 bicycle parking spaces.

The Recorders Residents’ Association, which represents residents of Whitehall Road, Gardens, Park and Close, Glendale Park, and Priory Walk, Way and Hall, lodged an appeal with An Bord Pleanála against the council’s decision on December 31.

The residents’ association outlined a number of grounds for their appeal, including concerns about traffic and noise issues, outdoor smokers in the pub’s beer garden, and the potential loss of privacy for residents in surrounding houses.

The appellant stated they did not want to “stand by” and watch their “once pleasant area being turned into a nightmare scenario by ‘higgledy piggledy’ planning applications being granted”.

A decision on the appeal has not yet been made by An Bord Pleanála.

By subscribing to The Echo you are supporting your local newspaper Click Here: Echo Online.

Prev Clonburris Southern Link Road infrastructure plans lodged
Next Developers appeal against Council for 181 apartments is unsuccessful
  • Bus with no passengers or driver ends up in bush in Square Shopping Centre
  • Isaac from Kilnamanagh was presented with a Garda hat from the Community Policing Unit in Tallaght
  • Ducks spotted skating in Tymon Park
  • Exchange Hall fire
  • Thanks for all of your support this year

Will you watch the Harry and Meghan interview with Oprah?

We use cookies to improve your experience on our site, personalise content, provide social media features, analyse our traffic, show you relevant advertising and to target and report on ads. By using the site, you consent to the use of cookies that may process personal data for these purposes.